Guatemalan born, Columbia resident, Santiago Nino has been on the scene since 2004. Ever the chameleon, he hops from genre to genre and uses his finely honed production skills to create his own unique soundâ€¦ sometimes electro, sometimes tech, sometimes prog trance but always quite special. Corralling all these sounds and influences into one album was never going to be easy but with Santiago's debut long-player 'From Scratch' we think weâ€™ve done it.
The album mixes up sounds from the far flung sonic corners in Santiago's prolific mind. One minute laid-back and gentle soundscapes, the next minute crunching tech, the next minute distilled zaniness. The album jumps between these threads with ease. Tracks such as 'Morning Light', 'Awakening' & â€˜Guataemalaâ€™ all deeply poetic and musical nestle in next to more traditional Lost Language big room progressive trance tunes such as 'City Lights', 'Malayan', â€˜Damascoâ€™ & â€˜Bodhiâ€™.
'From The Inside' gives us the album big room moment. Tracks such 'Them', â€˜Sheâ€™s Still In Thereâ€™ and â€˜Esta Cancion Esta Bien Loca' show our protagonists electronic, darker edge while 'Maria Juana' adds a touch of the light hearted.